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Review: HE TROTS THE AIR by Marilyn M. Fisher

He Trots the Air

Marilyn M. Fisher

American Book Publishing

978-1-58982-794-3

268 pages

$19.95 paperback

Reviewed by Agnes Dee

He Trots The Air is the second book in a series of Connie Holt mysteries. Connie is a quick-witted insurance investigator, for the McCutcheon Equine Insurance Company.

The ‘farms’ of Albemarle county may be stately, the owners supporting the careers of many, and the cars and horses, expensive. And a bad turn with a racehorse can cause all the wealth involved to slip through an owner’s fingers.

Sometimes an owner feels that he’d be better off claiming the insurance on a horse that has had an ‘accident’. Connie has seen such attempts. So has Cary McCutcheon, a good friend of hers, who may have made a few enemies when he confronted unscrupulous¬† racehorse owners at the McCutcheon’s farm and stables.

Connie has found that someone may be seeking revenge, by drugging Darkling Lord, a promising horse owned by her friend. She also reconciles with Tony Stephens, a man who in, “Three Dead Horses” (the first book in the series), admits both his guilt, and his love for Connie.

Will Connie find out who is behind the plot to drug Cary’s horse, and will they be able to stop it?

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I have a material connection because I received a review copy that I can keep for consideration in preparing to write this content. I was not expected to return this item after my review.

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Review: EXCHANGE by Dale R. Cozort

Exchange by Dale R. Cozort
Paperback
252 pages
$13.99 U.S.
2010
Stairway Press
ISBN: 0975431471
Review by Agnes Dee
Exchange starts with a seemingly ‘normal’ disaster. Sharon Mack, an average citizen (or at least she seems so at the beginning of the book) is conscripted by the military to help other citizens deal with the situation. The military is well-practiced, and as the story first unfolds, we understand why: a sphere-shaped piece of our world has suddenly switched places with an alternate reality.
As with any disaster, some people take advantage of others. So it is with Sharon’s husband. He has kidnapped their child, and taken her across the border into an alien world. Like any other strong-willed heroine, she pursues.
Sharon proves she is much more than she first appears, as she deals with nature that is far more untamed than our own world, and with those who see the alternate world as an opportunity for lawlessness, or for some even more mysterious reasons.
Dale R. Cozort has really done his homework, describing an ecosystem with a variety of interesting animals that present various degrees of danger. The wilderness has also given society’s criminal element a license to really get nasty, and Sharon can never know, until the end of the book, who to trust.
Copyright 2010 Agnes Dee
I have a material connection because I received a review copy that I can keep for consideration in preparing to write this content.  I was not expected to return this item after my review.

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